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Duke Energy Combined Cycle Operator (CCO) in Bartow, Florida

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We are looking for a highly qualified multi-skilled Combined Cycle Operator to operate and maintain Duke Energy’s Hines Energy Complex in Bartow, FL. This position requires the incumbent to have been qualified as a control board operator (journeyman operator) and be able to demonstrate a progression skill level of competence from selected journeyman tasks in the Instrumentation and Control (I&C), Mechanical and Electrical maintenance fields. This is referred to as a Maintenance


Incumbent will be required to provide safe and reliable start-up, operation and continuous monitoring of HRSGs, electric generators, steam and electrical distribution systems, steam turbines, and auxiliary equipment. Must be able to monitor continuous control process in both a control room environment and physical plant inspection to insure the normal operation of the plant. Must be able make necessary equipment adjustments, log significant observations, record daily meter readings and maintain daily operating logs.

Must also be able to understand basic chemistry and perform laboratory water analysis.

Incumbent will be required to perform all maintenance progression-level tasks associated with the maintenance of the combustion turbines, steam turbine, HRSGs and the associated balance of plant equipment. The incumbent must be able to perform preventative maintenance as well as troubleshoot and perform minor repairs as follows:

  • Electrical Maintenance: Experienced in troubleshooting and correcting electrical maintenance problems, including switch gear, motors, breakers and plant wiring. Should be familiar with the usage of high-tech electronic test equipment and other precision test instruments used in identifying problems.

  • Mechanical Maintenance: Experience in troubleshooting and correcting mechanical problems which include combustion turbines, steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), pumps, compressors, valves and various rotating equipment. Must be proficient in alignment, basic machining, rigging and equipment component inspection and repair.

  • Instrumentation & Control: Experienced in troubleshooting, calibrating, repairing, tuning, and replacing sophisticated I&C equipment and components. Must be able to maintain the plant equipment and components. Must be able to maintain the plant Distributed Control System (DCS) and related equipment. Completion of extensive technical training in modern I&C work is required.

  • Must possess well-developed oral and written communications skills.

  • The Individual will be responsible for compliance with safety standards and environmental regulations, operational efficiency and unit reliability

  • Incumbent shall be a self-starter with interest in training and personal development and willing to work in a team oriented multi-discipline environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must pass the POSS B and the MASS tests at the I/C Level (Pre-employment requirement)

  • Must be qualified as a power plant journeyman operator skill level

  • In addition to the journeyman-level operator skill held, must have the ability to demonstrate maintenance progression skills in following areas: I&C, Electrical, Mechanical

  • Candidates must live within one (1) hour travel time of the plant

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Ability to work 24-hr rotating shifts and varying schedules to respond to emergent plant needs. Work schedule may include extended days, nights and weekends as necessary to support plant operations.

  • Must be available for callouts

  • Ability to work around rotating and energized equipment, outdoors, indoors, in hot and cold temperature extremes, and under limited supervision

Desired Qualifications:

  • Vocational, technical or military training (practical and theory) in electrical, instrumentation and mechanical areas.

  • Excellent analysis and decision-making abilities

  • Three years' experience working in a combined cycle position within a utility environment

Specific Requirements:

  • This position contains a weight restriction of 275 pounds as an essential function of the job. The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that all weight rated equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner within maximum allowed weight loading.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionHines Energy Complex

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, March 12, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster ( and Supplement ( .